Shirin Sha needs nothing more than a white sheet of paper to beam us into another world.

Anyone who has underestimated the beauty and ingenuity of paper so far will be proven wrong by the artist Anja Shahinniya aka Shirin Sha. Paper is – at least when it has slipped through the German’s gluttonous precision scissors – the raw material for dreams made of art. The Munich artist conjures up entire spring landscapes, miniature cities or mythical creatures that are elfin and detailed down to the smallest detail. A cheer for 275 grams of embossed white paper – that is the artist’s favourite material.

Anja Shahinniya